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MSNBC
Feb 15, 2013 12:00pm PST
hagel, probably doesnn't have strong feelings about him. say you're lindsay graham and you have a town meeting, a lot of people are thinking is graham really with us? is he fighting the president to the wall the way we want him to? lindsay graham does have to be very concerned about getting primaried. everyone's talking about chuck hagel. i think back in their district the intensity, the people who demonstrate real interest, intensity and knowledge about the situation, are they the conservative base? for the most part for someone like lindsay graham, absolutely yes. i think that's key to what's happening here. >> all right, mr. crowley, let's talk some turkey. mike murphy has a post-op in time saying the white house has come to the shaky conclusion that the president's best tactic is continue the campaign theatrics and force the gop congress to bend to his will. he writes the president must abandon the silly campaign 3.0 stuff and face reality and since magic doors one lock the door to the votes "some beneficiaries pay more and change cpi," which is budgetary code for slyly lowering bu
MSNBC
Feb 14, 2013 11:00am PST
lindsay graham has said about chuck hagel and he is willing to fight until the very end. let's play it please. >> you know that the debate on chuck hagel is not over, it has not been serious and we do not have the information we need and i am going to fight the idea of jamming somebody through. i'm going to hit you and keep hitting you, absolutely. you're not going to get away with not answering basic questions. >> that is a man that is not ready to give up, i'm going to hilt you and keep hitting you, it went from iran to israel, to benghazi, chuck hagel was not a part of the administration during benghazi. we have seen panetta and others testify. is this a legitimate point that this is pay back for the surge and that lindsay graham and senator john mccain have decided somehow in their minds they're doing this. >> i don't think it's pay back for the surge, i think this is pay back for a republican willing to serve in a democratic administration. no matter what you call this, filibuster or otherwise, i think it's at odds with the constitution, i think it'sed a odds with the device and c
MSNBC
Feb 15, 2013 2:30am PST
don't forget that. >> both senator mccain and senator lindsay graham said they will likely to vote to end it. >>> hardly the only political split playing out in washington. spending cuts go into place in two weeks. unless they go into sequestration. >> we're going to insist that they finally pass a plan to replace the president's sequester, this sequester was the president's idea, his party needs to follow through on their plans to replace it's time for the senate to do their work. if they're willing to pass a bill we'll find some way to work with them to address this problem. >> would you rather see the sequester kick in rather than includes some tax deal? >> when the senate passes a plan we would be happy to take a look at it. >> president obama has called on congress to pass a smaller package of spending cuts to delay the sequester, with damaging effects on our economy. >>> now to debate on guns. the nra has delivered its official response to the president's state of the union. wayne la pierre accused the president of being a hypocrite yesterday. >> it was only a few weeks ago when
MSNBC
Feb 19, 2013 10:00am PST
standard as carl -- >> i think to be clear, i think the standard that lindsay graham and others are doing for finances for the secretary of defense is not one that their party's nominee for the white house to be commander in chief could or would have met just a few months ago when he was running for the presidency. remember, mitt romney's big excuse on giving us more information on kaymen investments is i filled out all that is required in the financial disclosure forms. now lindsay graham wants i think every private thought that chuck hagel has ever ever had and every public word that he has ever uttered. look, i think it is shameful what he is having to go through on that side of this. they're not questions that are holding this up based on what his thoughts are on iraq or -- i'm sorry. not on iraq, but on afghanistan, but instead on stuff that's played out or in benghazi, which, quite frankly, he had nothing to do with. he was a private citizen. >> when we get to the budget issue, the president is coming out there, and approximate showing the dire consequences of what happens wit
MSNBC
Feb 14, 2013 9:00am PST
preer and the upper chamber. >> but he has such a strong personal relationship with lindsay graham, and lindsay graham is so personally invested in his 2014 re-election and being seen as the guy who is fighting the obama administration on this, so i kind of feel like -- it's just a guess, but my thought is that graham will eventually drop it. that will allow mccain to drop it. that will allow them to follow suit. then you have a new precedent. let's say you get to the floor with this vote, and it's 55-45 or 57-43. a party line vote is not entirely new, but that's close to a new phenomenon too for defense secretary for a cabinet nominee, and if that becomes the new rule for cabinet nominees going forward, what happens when the next president comes along and his or her party does not control the senate. if that's the new norm that's established, you have a big problem there. >> oh. >> no different from the senate. remember, john mccain was the guy who negotiated that deal to stop the nuclear option before? remember, he was the one that stood in the way of the very idea of filibustering ca
MSNBC
Feb 13, 2013 11:00am PST
members of the senate. i want to play what lindsay graham had to say about potential problems ahead. >> if i had to bet where this thing could run into a roadblock, it wouldn't be on the pathway to citizenship as long as it's earn and not a special pathway. we are all signed up for that. e verify and some new system to control employment, we are all signed up for that. here's the friction point. temporary workers are needed in the future. a legal source of labor for american workers. the goal is not to displace an american worker. you can get a temporary worker when there is no american available at a competitive wage. >> the devil is in the detail. >> we're hear enough details from the president regarding work visas and the more complicated issues that may arise? >> no, but that's by design. the democrats are telling him to stay out of the details right now. if he starts putting down ultimatums or starts saying what he wants, republicans are going to run the other way. republicans will say it privately and democrats say it publicly, stay back. let both houses harsh this out and don
MSNBC
Feb 14, 2013 10:00am PST
there's no more to be here. we will give in in some way and give lindsay graham more of what he wants if not all of what he wants, more of what he wants as it relates to the specific timeline on benghazi, and then almost certainly the hagel nomination goes forward, or we will not and to be honest, andrea, the way that politics works, i'm not sure that if there isn't -- harry weed comes out and says there's going to be a vote foam, if they put it off, they go out of session for a week and come back. i don't know if chuck hagel is able politically only, politically speaking only, to survive that. i think that's the calculation the white house is making right now as if you don't give in in some regard you clearly imperil chuck hagel's no, ma'am nation. not to say you doom it, but you imperil it because it makes that 60 votes harder to get to. if have you to put it off, politics being -- politics as a vacuum, you'll have more and more doubt flood in the longer you delay thee thipgsz. they know all this, and i think they'll probably try to decide. should they give something to lindsey grah
MSNBC
Feb 18, 2013 12:00pm PST
? >> well, it's a very delicate dance they've got to do here. and that's what rubio, mccain, lindsay graham, are doing with their proposal here. and they're getting hammered for it, to a large extent. and that's what i'm a little worried about, is rubio, because he's interested in 2016, is going to look for any excuse to walk away from this and say, well, i tried. there is a suspicion. if i can interpret what rand paul is saying into english, they have a fear that the democrats just want to use this as an issue to keep the latinos in their camp and not actually have an immigration deal, appear to have an immigration deal and not have one. so they can continue to solidify the latinos. >> dana, i guess the other way of looking at this from the white house is a stand point of this has to be adversarial when it comes to rubio's role in this. because he has sort of separated himself from what has been the republican mainstream on immigration for the last half decade or so, really going out on a limb. and if you look at the psychology of today's republican party, it's not let's team up wit
MSNBC
Feb 15, 2013 10:00am PST
lindsay graham, john mccain and marco rubio, someone who tried in fact last year, couldn't get mitt romney to sign off on a plan and then the president came in with the dream act and trumped all of them. so there is some momentum now on the republican side on that. what about guns? >> guns, that's the sticking point. you look at that through -- even in the early 1970s, richard nixon said privately if it were up to him i would outlaw, he said, every pistol in the country. he was strongly for gun control, though he didn't do much about that in public. >> michael beschloss, it's always great to have your perspective. >> thank you. >> call it a marsupial flash mob. the first round of play at the women's australian open was interrupted incredibly thursday by a herd -- is that the correct term -- a herd of galloping kangaroos. they didn't tear up the green, we're told. [ woman ] we had two tiny reasons to get our adt security system. and one really big reason -- the house next door. our neighbor's house was broken into. luckily, her family wasn't there, but what if this happened here? wha
MSNBC
Feb 15, 2013 9:00am PST
epg, governor rendell. lindsay graham has been having meetings with the tea partiers, the club for growth. he is intent on solidifying the political base because he is worried about the next election, and if lindsey graham wasn't so worried, maybe there would be more bipartisanship in the upper chamber, and maybe all these legislative -- this kabuk eh dance would never happen brsh. >> that's a hard thinking to do anything about. we had a chance to do something about a procedure that is dysfunctional and basically flawed, and we democrats took a pass on it. i go back to that. we're responsible for this. as to glen's point, glen, i brae agree with you. this was an isolated incident. it's not that big a deal. it's playing out at the same time when you have the head of the nra absolutely delivering one of the most racial overtoned, insane -- >> screeds, i have seen. not one republican standing up and saying this guy is nuts. we don't agree with anything he wrote. we're going to make our decision based on what's right for the american people, but this guy is nuts, and we just -- >> i to
MSNBC
Feb 14, 2013 8:00am PST
here. what this is about john mccain and lindsay graham, and they just don't like chuck hagel and that's what's driving this process more than anything else. personal differences more than real policy substance right now. >> my thanks to our special valentine's day panel. keith gets the prize for wearing red today. thank you so much. i went a little more cupid-y with mine. thanks so much. >> thank you. >>> if you work full-time, you shouldn't be in poverty. >> waging war over minimum wage. the president wants to raise it, but there's already some pushback from republicans. we are sounding off on that next. >>> plus, an olympic athlete and parolympic star. the details ahead. and our question of the day, is the nra's wayne lapierre hurting the republican party? we've all had those moments. when you lost the thing you can't believe you lost. when what you just bought, just broke. or when you have a little trouble a long way from home... as an american express cardmember you can expect some help. but what you might not expect, is you can get all this with a prepaid card. spends like c
MSNBC
Feb 18, 2013 3:00am PST
. >> all right. meanwhile, senator lindsay graham is suggesting one potential -- >> i'm sorry, could i interrupt? i had a munchkin in my mouth. >> no, you can't have those. you're supposed to have your greek yogurt. >> i'm trying to make a point with a visual aid. this is like defense spending. done. gone. >> before the day has even started, you've just -- give those to me. >> i'm not homer simpson. what do you make of what woodward said? >> the president's in charge. he's got to figure out a way to stop the sequester. i think the symbolism of the last couple weeks haven't been great. he's not really out there leading a new path towards figuring out how to avoid something he says is a bad idea and promised as a candidate wouldn't happen. >> okay. john, joe's mouth is full. what do you think? >> i'm hap think the sequester be a bad thing. >> everyone says that. who's going to take the blame? who should? >> if it ends up going into effect, i think they're all going to take a lot of blame and they should. it's fair enough to say, if bob's reporting is right, that the idea originated in
MSNBC
Feb 11, 2013 2:00am PST
look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. south carolina republican senator lindsay gram is threatening to block the nominations of defense secretary chuck hagel and john brennan. graham says he wants more info about the september 11th attack in benghazi, libya, including what president obama did that night. >>> republican senator john mccain said he is leaning towards not voting for chuck hagel. he said hagel was wrong to oppose the troop surge in iran. >>> nevada assembly man steven brooks who was arrested last month has been arrested again. brooks was taken into custody for allegedly attacking a family member and grabbing for a police officer's weapon. >>> congressman and presidential candidate ron paul has filed a complaint with the united nations intellectual property organization for the people who. >> ron: paul.com. they offered ronn paul.org as a free gift but they wanted $250,000 for ron paul.com. trump is city saying the legal system in this country is not a joke. it's not a toy for rich idiots to play with. >> a photo was posed of what he calls his secret service
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